When the 2015 class came to Georgia Tech, things were very exciting! Paul Johnson and Co. were coming off an Orange Bowl victory and things were looking bright. And what happened next? Well, it’s really crazy. Tech played one game in the 2015 season against Florida State, and that’s it.
It was a crazy turn of events, but that’s not the point of this article! So let’s talk about the 2015 class. This class was one of the better ones during Johnson’s tenure, being ranked 44th by 247 and 39th by Rivals. Given that this class came in so long ago, there’s actually only one player left from the class: David Curry.
Before we get to Curry, though, let’s find out what happened with everyone else. Please note players will be listed in order of the date they committed to Georgia Tech.
OL Will Bryan
Bryan had a pretty successful career while at Georgia Tech, starting his freshman year, and holding onto a starting job in some fashion every year he was on the Flats. What’s he up to now? Well according to his Twitter, he’s working as a strength coach for Middle Tennessee State, so good for him!
S AJ Gray
Gray was a longtime fan-favorite at safety before having to untimely retire from the game due to an enlarged aorta. During his final season on the Flats, Gray worked as a defensive assistant under defensive coordinator Nate Woody. I can’t find much about what he’s been up to since he graduated, but he’s a good kid with a bright future.
QB Jaylend Ratliffe
And now for the tragic story of the 2015 class. Before even reaching the flats, Jaylend Ratliffe was in an ATV accident, ending his football career. Ratliffe ended up coming to Tech anyway and worked as a student assistant for the football team. Ken Sugiura recently caught up with Ratliffe, and if you haven’t read it, I would highly recommend it.
AB Omahri Jarrett
Jarrett was a solid reserve player throughout his time at Georgia Tech. Though he didn’t really accumulate much in terms of stats, he stayed committed to the team, which is really cool to see.
DL Trent Sellers
After spending two seasons with the Yellow Jackets, Sellers decided to take the JUCO route and spent a year at Coffeyville Community College, where he put up a solid state line, finishing with 40 tackles, 8.5 TFL and two forced fumbles. He was able to turn that performance into another scholarship level at the FBS level with New Mexico. He missed his first year at New Mexico due to injury, but had a solid final season with the Lobos, finishing with 17 tackles, 5.5 TFL and a sack.
QB/S Christian Campbell
Once thought to be the future at quarterback, Campbell ultimately found a home in the defensive backfield, where he played pretty well, starting a handful of games his senior season, while also splitting time with Juanyeh Thomas and Tariq Carpenter.
AB/RB Nathan Cottrell
Cottrell just seems like a really good guy. He seemed to get the short end of the stick sometimes, but he always played with a great attitude. He was a key contributor at A-back, running back and kick returner.
LB/TE Tyler Cooksey
Cooksey was a guy that I was really excited for when he came to Georgia Tech. I thought he would end up being a really good linebacker. Though that didn’t happen, he was able to move to tight end in his senior season.
DT Kyle Cerge-Henderson
After graduating at the end of a pretty solid career at Georgia Tech, Cerge-Henderson had some Rookie Mini-Camp invites before finally landing with Edmonton in the Canadian Football League.
WR Harland Howell II
Howell appeared in six games as a redshirt freshman, but did not record any stats. After the 2016 season he transferred to Northeast Mississippi Community College. I can’t find much outside of that.
AB/BB/WR Mikell Lands-Davis
Lands-Davis bounced around a bunch of different positions while at Georgia Tech before leaving the team prior to 2017.
CB Dante Wigley
After leaving Tech after his first season, Wigley ended up at Colorado, where he spent the majority of his career before leaving the team prior to the 2019 season. He started 15 games over two seasons for the Buffaloes.
LB Brant Mitchell
After earning a starting job in his freshman season, Mitchell never let it go and was a solid starter throughout his career at Georgia Tech.
OL/DL Scott Morgan
Scott served as a solid reserve player throughout his time at Georgia Tech, while filling in slots on the offensive line as needed. This past year, that came at center, which saw a few players there.
OL/DL Brad Morgan
Like his brother, Brad also served as a slid reserve player that was able to step into a starting role at times. While Scott played center, Brad’s time was at guard before announcing his retirement shortly before the season started.
AB/QB TaQuon Marshall
After starting his career at A-back, Marshall took a redshirt year and moved to quarterback, where he ultimately succeeded Justin Thomas. While some folks called for Tobias Oliver to take the job from Marshall, he never gave up the job and played some mostly solid football.
DT Brentavious Glanton
Glanton was always a solid defensive tackle for Georgia Tech, serving as a reserve as a redshirt freshman before taking over a starting job the next season.
CB Meiko Dotson
Dotson has had a really successful career, just not at Georgia Tech. After leaving Georgia Tech, Dotson transferred to Florida Atlantic, where he led the NCAA in interceptions last season with nine. Following the season, Dotson graduated and transferred to Florida State, where he will spend the final season of his eligiblity.
BB Quaide Weimerskirch
The owner of the best name of the class, Weimerskirch graduated from Georgia Tech with two years of eligibility remaining and transferred to the University of West Florida, where it looks like he was a reserve back.
BB KirVonte Benson
Despite all odds, Benson ended up being the best B-back from this class. While Benson announced his intentions to transfer from Georgia Tech, I never saw any update after that.
DB Dorian Walker
After spending a season with Georgia Tech, Walker transferred to Kennesaw State, where he had a pretty solid career, finishing with 103 tackles and six interceptions over three seasons.
DE Anree Saint-Amour
Saint-Amour ended up being one of the best players in this class. After attending a training camp with the Minnesota Vikings, Saint-Amour also signed with a CFL team (the BC Lions).
BB Marcus Marshall
After spending a couple seasons at Georgia Tech, Marshall transferred to James Madison, where he spent the remainder of his career. He started a few games in his two seasons there and finished with nearly 1,300 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns.
LB Vic Alexander
Alexander was a longtime special teams stalwart for the Yellow Jackets before earning a starting job as a senior.
WR Brad Stewart
After getting a starting job in his sophomore season, Stewart never relinquished the job and also served as the primary punt returner. He was an easy player to like, especially by the coaching staff. Johnson in particular was a big fan of Stewart, saying he’d love to have a whole team of Brad Stewarts.
LB David Curry
And now to wrap things up, let’s talk about the one player from this class who is still on the team. After missing the 2017 season, Curry applied for and was awarded a sixth year of eligibility. Despite not being the most athletic linebacker, Curry has held onto that starting job and will likely be the starter again this season among a number of young linebackers.
To all of those from this class, thank you for the hard work you put in on the Flats. No matter the amount of time you spent on the Flats, we are happy to have had you and wish you all the best with the rest of your career!